Dangers of internet dating for men
Stephan begged her to end the relationship after hearing that Hawke used to "push his sister around."But Sharon told her brother that she was "just desperate to be loved" and stopped speaking to him shortly after.
It is helpful and advisable for people considering meeting and starting relationships with people on the Internet to properly research and consider any potential threats. When speaking to strangers online, using common sense and a sense of caution is mandatory.
The 33-year-old was jailed for a minimum of 17-and-a-half years after he admitted murder in July last year.
Liverpool Crown Court was told Hawke, of no fixed abode, moved into Sharon's house after just one date, and started controlling the 39-year-old, who suffered from depression and had learning difficulties.
When a meeting time has been discussed, be sure to meet in a very public place, such as a restaurant, and alert your family and friends to where you're going, who you're going with and when you expect to return.
Give the person's name and phone number, so they have some information if anything happens.